From left, Navy Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Raymond T. Odierno and Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, United State Marine Corps and the U.S. Joint Forces Command, Command Sgt. Maj. during the parading of the colors at the beginning of the United States Joint Forces Command Disestablishment Ceremony, Aug. 4, 2011 in Suffolk,Va. The Defense Department formally disbanded one of its military headquarters on Thursday in an effort to eliminate bureaucracy and cut costs.
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